May 08, 2006

Yale Law Call

by PG

Via email:

I am writing on behalf of The Yale Law Journal to tell you about a call for submissions that we think will interest you and the readers of your blog at

The Journal seeks to publish two Articles engaged in a dialogue on a single compelling legal topic. Selected Articles will be published in the same issue in the spring of 2007.

We encourage scholars to submit pieces in development rather than completed pieces ready for submission and publication so that the pieces that will evolve in response to each other. Interested authors should seek out a colleague in their field with a differing viewpoint who will join them in this project.

There is no subject matter limitation for submissions, but the topic should be both contentious and suitable to thorough and engaging discussion.

Each submission should include a partially developed paper of at least 5000 words and the author's curriculum vitae. The interlocutor should include a prospectus of at least 1200 words, as well as a curriculum vitae. Please send proposals via e-mail in MS Word format to the Features & Symposium Committee at The subject line should read: Debate Proposal: [Title]. All submissions must be received by August 1, 2006, and the Journal will respond by August 15.

We hope that you will help us spread the word of this exciting opportunity. I have attached our formal call for submissions to a separate email [PDF]. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to email us at

Judging by the examples in the formal call, "compelling" seems to be synonymous with "stuff people argue about all the time, except with citations and statistics." So my recommendations to authors searching for topics would be: military versus civilian justice; standing to enforce legislation (jumping off Armen's remark about signing statements); the current status of morals legislation; Congress's ability to create uniformity among the states juxtaposed with the Supreme Court's ability to do so...

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